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events. our national anthem has a proud history, and it all began right here in baltimore harbor two centuries ago. >> this was the war of 1812. we weren't doing so well. the americans were losing at that time. and the british had just burned washington. that was kind of scaring the people in baltimore city. and fort mchenry was the only thing standing in between the british ships and baltimore city. >> can you describe fort mchenry to us? >> absolutely. from the air, the fort looks like a giant star. it has points on it called "bastions" so that the cannons can have crossfire all the way around the fort. and fort mchenry is named for james mchenry. he was the secretary of war at the time fort mchenry was being built. >> we are standing on the parade ground. this grassy area is where troops would muster for various ceremonies, such as inspection, morning parade, and whatnot. around us are the barracks. they would have been -- back in 1814, they would have been one story. the second story was added in 1829. the fort as you see it now, in general, looks more like it would have done in
from the vines. after 25 minutes firefighters managed to pull the man out and he was flown to baltimore trauma center for treatment of life threatening injuries. an investigation into what happened is now underway. >>> some encouraging news about home sales. it's becoming a sellers market at least here in d.c. fewer homes are on the market. sales are up. means prices are going up as well. joan cromwell is a local real estate agent and says the d.c. market is generally doing very well, especially compared with the rest of the nation. >> in washington d.c. we're not seeing what they're reporting nationwide. inventory is down significantly. d.c. inventory is down 36%. northern virginia, montgomery county is 30 and 28% respectively. >> with fewer homes on the market buyers can't be as choosey. that's helped drive prices up lately. >>> while home sales are picking up jobs are still hard to find. the unemployment rate fell slightly last month from 8.3 to 8.1%. many analysts say the job numbers are disappointing, not what they expected. >> reporter: the august jobs report is out and there's l
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